When thinking about an upcoming energy efficiency project, most people want to take advantage of available rebates and incentives, but they forget to allocate an appropriate amount of time for the pre-approval process. Many rebate providers require pre-approval prior to installation to be eligible for program funds.
We analyzed the time required to get pre-approvals across the nation by looking at our project database that tracks the thousands of projects we complete each year. On average, it takes 29 days from the day you first submit paperwork until you get pre-approval for a project; an increase from the 26 days we recorded last year. That time does not take into account any time spent finding the correct rebate program, filling out paperwork, gathering spec sheets, getting the proper signatures, etc.
Learn more about the pre-approval times.